Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
It really depends on the dog and the kibble you're feeding. You feed less with higher quality kibble, and you'll need to feed more if the puppy is more energetic and burns more calories than a quieter puppy.
Start with serving recommendations on the bag. Try that for about a week, if the puppy starts to get pudgy then cut back 1/2 a cup a day, if you can clearly see the puppy's ribs then add 1/2 a cup a day. You might need to change the serving size several times until they're grown.
For example, for Delgado I fed Fromm LBP and he started at 2 cups at 2 months which gradually increased to 5 cups around 6 months, then varied between 3.5 to 4.5 cups for several months. Even now at almost 2 he still varies between 3.5 to 4 cups depending on what he's been doing that day.
In regards to water, I allowed free access to water until around 7 PM then I took the bowl away. I only allowed a little water just before the last bedtime potty break. As the puppy grew and became more trustworthy in the housebreaking I allowed free access to water at all times
Jasmine - Female Miniature Poodle - born Aug 15, 2010
Loker Delgado Von Stalworth - Male GSD - born Jan 26, 2012
Koda & Zazu - 7 year old male cats
Alex - Male Cocker Spaniel (rescue) - RIP Cuddlebug 2007-2010
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